Department of Physics and Technology of Nanomaterials

Headed by:

Doctor of Physics and Mathematics
Radik Mulyukov
Acting Head of Department – Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Professor Yu.M. Yumaguzin
The Department was established at the Faculty of Physics together with the Institute for Metals Superplasticity Problems of Russian Academy of Sciences (IMSP RAS) in 2008. At present there are 5.75 staff units at the Department, most of which are represented by professors. Students are trained in the major of Nanostructure Physics in their 3rd, 4th and 5th years; undergraduates are trained in the program of Condensed State Physics during 2 years after finishing the 4th year of studies and receiving the Bachelor’s degree. A number of special courses are taught by leading IMSP RAS specialists on the basis of the Institute employing its scientific equipment.
The Department is a structural unit of the Interdepartmental Scientific and Educational Centre “Physics and Technology of Crystalline Materials”, which was established on the basis of joined potential of BashSU professional, teaching, supporting and engineering staff, IMSP RAS scientists and engineers, as well as their material, technical and financial resources, for joint performance of fundamental and applied research and development work, innovation activities and training of specialists in priority areas related to physics and technology of materials, including nanostructure materials.
Disciplines of the specialist-training program in Nanostructure Physics and corresponding postgraduate program are designed in a way that permits students not only to receive fundamental mathematical and physical education within the Physics major, but also to obtain profound knowledge of Solid State Physics, Physical Material Science, Physics of Crystal Structure Defects, Physics of Strength and Plasticity of Materials, Physics and Chemistry of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials, Methods of Obtaining Nanomaterials, Methods and Devices for Research of Materials and Nanostructures (Electronic and Atomic Power Microscopy, X-Ray Structural Analysis, etc.), Method of Mathematical Simulation of Nanostructures and Nanotechnological Processes. This provides Department graduates with a range of employment options: going to postgraduate courses in BashSU, IMSP RAS and other research institutes, working within their specialization area in leading scientific establishments of Ufa Scientific Centre of Russian Academy of Sciences, metal processing, machine-building enterprises, teaching activities in secondary comprehensive and special educational establishments and universities. Strategic domestic industries, such as aerospace, machine-building, power industries, will feel a growing need in qualified staff – physicists and material scientists – and will be using more and more nanotechnologies and nanomaterials.
The Department does research in the following major areas:
  1. Developing methods of obtaining and researching the structure and properties of volumetric nanostructural materials.
  2. Researching amorphous alloys and alloys with shape memory effect.
  3. Developing new intermetallic compound alloys on the basis of titanium aluminide for prospective application in aviation.
  4. Developing methods and technologies of superplastic stamping, moulding and diffusion welding for producing critical metal structures.
  5. Theory and simulation of non-linear phenomena and defect structures in materials, including nanostructural materials.
  6. Researching electronic properties of volumetric nanomaterials.
Results of fundamental and applied research carried out by the Department are designed to be applied in high-technology domestic industries, such as electronic and aerospace industries, nuclear power industry, transport etc.